It looks like the 1927 Meier & Frank Warehouse on NW 14th and  Everett will be remodeled to house the new headquarters for Vestas Wind Systems. The Portland Business Journal, the Oregonian, and the Daily Journal of Commerce are all reporting that building owner –  Gerding Edlen – will soon begin renovations, with Vestas expected to occupy the building in early 2012.

Designed by architects Sutton & Whitney, known for the Weatherly Building in Portland’s Central East Side, the warehouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, making it potentially eligible for historic preservation tax credits.  This project is a terrific example of historic preservation combined with sustainable development, all wrapped in a blanket of hundreds of new jobs.